“Welcome to Texas, y’all,” was the message sent by members of the Koenig & Bauer Durst team to kick off AICC’s E-Commerce Xperience. More than 100 people arrived in Dallas for the three-day event. The company, which hosted the pre-event reception on February 18 at its corporate headquarters from 6-8 p.m., provided authentic Texas fare and the opportunity to network between corrugated converters, staff and suppliers.
After Koenig & Bauer received an appreciation plaque from AICC President Mike D’Angelo, the group was welcomed by Robert Stabler, Managing Director of Koenig & Bauer Durst. “On behalf of the Koenig & Bauer Durst joint venture we are very pleased to present our new product portfolio and provide a glimpse into our unique corrugated ink jet solutions,” he said. “We congratulate you on joining this important seminar where you’ll learn more about the newest trends in e-commerce and see how our company is responding to changing demands in the corrugated board market that require rapid and flexible solutions. There is so much at stake in our quickly developing digital packaging market.”
“It was a pleasure to welcome everyone to our corporate office in Dallas and extend some genuine Texas hospitality,” said Jeff Dietz, Vice President of the Web & Specialty Press Division at Koenig & Bauer (US). “This intimate setting allowed attendees to learn about our new applications and see actual print samples that will further demonstrate our unique capabilities.”
Stabler addressed attendees during the conference in which he talked about the impact of e-commerce on the corrugated value chain. He provided insight into how converters should prepare for the industry transformation.